I only had to move from Chicago to LA to experience low-end, unreliable DSL. Why did this guy go to so much extra trouble?
If it has to be a sworn statement that goes to court, why doesn't it have to be a sworn statement that stops her from getting on the plane?
Not buying anything, why fight the crowds? I tried it once and there was just nothing I really wanted to buy, but it was an experience I won't forget. In fact, I'll do the same thing as last year: Absolutely nothing. I saw no one, and bought nothing. It might be the best Thanksgiving I've ever had. No running around, no madness, just me, myself and I.
I can't decide if the fact that I'm neither going shopping nor spending any time with family is a good thing or not. Please, internet, tell me what to think!
This has been posted on here before, so I'm kind of just karma whoring, but I have long suspected, and explained to others, that this idea that we can all work until we're 70 or 75 because we'll live to 100 for this generation is bullshit, a scam to keep us grinding along and working until we drop dead. I say that with all the technological advances we've made in the last 50 years we may have less of an idea of what much of it does to the body than we think. it might not be making for a good quality of life at advanced age.
We may be living longer, but what I feel I am seeing in older people is that some of them are quite unhappy with how they feel. Then again, others say anything is better than being dead.
Whew, is it hot in here or is it just me?
Strangely, I once knew an anesthesiologist who was just like this. He tried to strangle me in public once, but before that he'd tell us about all sorts of things he'd done to other people, professional rules he loved to break, pictures he'd take of patients when they weren't looking.
Great-looking guy, highly successful, but he did fit the descriptions above, esp. when he flipped his shit.
So a venture capitalist apparently offered the creator 5 million for Winamp and that was declined... so... wouldn't that mean there are other plans for the IP?
2 tons of sand for one barrel of oil? With all the processes needed to get the sand and process it that sure doesn't sound like it makes monetary sense to even extract the oil in the first place... can someone help me understand what I'm missing?
Going to wear a dress shirt, slightly unbuttoned, with a Superman t-shirt underneath, and go to Lucha Vavoom in Los Angeles.
It's gonna be awesome.
was... um... was I supposed to say I'm staying home and programming? Cuz... no way.
"Everyone is a reporter now"
Coming from someone whose job was surveillance this sounds like quite a threat. If I were Matzzie I'd watch myself.
Switch that around.
If everyone in your group friends thinks it's immoral to lie, cheat, and steal... then you DON'T DO THOSE THINGS. You shut up and you play ball.
Everything in a group like that is about peer pressure, and the sea change has to start somewhere.
Or was I in Soviet Russia?
Have you ever noticed how being idle REALLY pisses off the masters and drivers of our economy? People like Edison HATED idlers (though he himself took naps ALL the time) If we were idle, what then would we consume? Not nearly as much, I wager. We might think, might eventually interact with each other in the real world, and might accomplish more than moving a few pixels about a screen or some metal and plastic from one place to another. Forfend!
And now... I'm going to go take a long, delightful snooze.
One thing I'd like to be sure isn't lost here is the clearly stated difficulty: Keeping a positive moment in mind long enough for it to go to long term storage.
If we don't have enough time to stop and appreciate positive moments they are lost, obviously.
There is a body of literature on idleness and over the last few years I've begun to amass a collection of it. The more I follow idleness as an art, as a way of being, the happier I've become. It hasn't gotten rid of too many negatives, per se, but I find myself happier in general (though that might be due to any number of other factors, correlation/causation etc). It has even contributed to a little delinquency, for sure (hooray fun!), but seems on the whole a good habit.
It's been said many times, but this article bears it out: If we don't stop to smell the roses and really appreciate them, appreciate others and the gifts we bring each other every day, we are rushing blindly and headlong toward just physical death, but the death of the spirit too.
So you, yes you, the person with 4 monitors, a tablet, and an iPhone buzzing with facebook while the TV is blaring in the background, who feels all high off gadgetry (and maybe cheetos)... I dare you to try the hardest thing you'll ever do: Stop and do nothing for a day. Just sit, stare out a window, make a pot of tea. Just stop. and. be. idle.
Though if you do get antsy I can recommend reading "How to Be Idle", a fun read and an antidote of sorts.
Give it a proper Kickstarter pitch and a little song and dance number... who knows, anything's possible!
And once again, JAVA fixes the problem!